MA Percussion Instruments
Qualification awarded: Percussion Instruments Master Degree
Course code: sDCPL44
Qualification type/level: EHEA 2st cycle; EQF level 7
ECTS credits 1st Year
ECTS credits 2nd Year
|Practice of chamber music and orchestra score reading||5||5/10|
|History and analysis of repertoire||5/10||5/10|
|Contemporary music semiography||5|
|TOTAL CREDITS BY AREA:||10/15||10/15|
|Acoustics and psycho-acoustics||5||5|
|Performance practice and orchestral repertoire|
|Main instrument: Performance practice and repertoire||15||15|
|TOTAL CREDITS BY AREA:||25/30||25/30|
|Related or additional Courses|
|Improvisation and composition workshop||5||5|
|Theory of music||5||5|
|TOTAL CREDITS BY AREA:||10/15||5/10|
|European foreign language||5||5|
|Workshops and other elective educational activities, including external ones||5||5|
|Training related to the course of study||5||5|
|TOTAL CREDITS BY AREA:||5/10||5|
Key learning outcomes:
Students completing required courses for the Master Degree of Percussion Instruments will have acquired the technical ability and specific competences that will allow them to fully express their interpretative personality. To meet this goal, students will closely study the performance techniques and repertoire that are most representative of their instrument. They will also learn to play in ensembles composed of various instruments. Aural training, memorization and specific knowledge related to the organizational, compositional and analytical concepts of music, and their interaction, will also be studied.
Considerable attention will be paid to the student’s acquisition of proper emotional and postural control. Upon completion of the Master Degree, students will have attained in-depth knowledge of the general stylistic, historical and aesthetic aspects related to their specific area. In addition, they will be able to carry out improvisation and will possess adequate skills in the use of computer technology for music. The ability to use a second European Union language will also be obtained.
Mode of study: Full time / Part time.
Limited number of places available each year.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:
Credits are transferred according to the general arrangements for recognition of prior learning of the Institution. Maximum number of recognized credits: 60
Specific admission requirements:
To apply for a Postgraduate degree it is necessary to hold a Bachelor’s.
Students holding a Bachelor’s degree awarded by university or a university-level institution can be admitted if their secondary school leaving certificate grants access to a Postgraduate degree within the Higher Education system of reference.
Admittance will be based on the entrance exam results.
Qualification requirements and regulations:
This course is based on the ECTS credit accumulation system. The student must complete the curriculum as described in the Course structure. This includes compulsory and elective subjects and other activities for a total of 120 ECTS credits.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading:
The Italian grading system is based on a scale of 0-30, with 18/30 as the lowest passing grade. 30/30 cum laude may also be awarded. The final grade is based on a scale of 0-110, with 66/110 as the lowest passing grade. To the highest grade of 110/110, cum laude may be added, but only with the unanimous decision of the examining board. Salerno Conservatoire provides an ECTS Grading Table (inserisci link alla pagina ECTS Grading Table) which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems.
The final exam consists of a performance based on the student's major subject and of the discussion of an essay of adequate scientific value.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples:
This course provides career opportunities in the following fields: soloist; ensemble musician; chamber orchestra musician; symphony orchestra musician; operatic orchestra musician; wind orchestra musician.
Access to further studies:
￼￼￼Graduates holding a 2nd cycle degree are eligible to apply to 3rd cycle degrees.
Exchange student programs: Erasmus +
President of the Degree Course Council: Paolo Cimmino
Degree Course Council:
Paolo Cimmino, Maria Grazia Pescetelli, Gerardo Zitarosa, Marco Malagola, Bruno Benvenuto, Luca Andrea Giordano, Maria Cristina Galasso, Massimiliano Carlini, Francesca Turano, Giorgio Savaresem Giusto Pappacena, Maurizio Romano.
Student delegate: Giovanni Caiazza
Tuition fees: minimum 600 - maximum 1.000